Wednesday, 15 July 2009

strawberry cake

The cake is baked between two layers of sticky and sweet strawberry sauce. To make the strawberry sauce, you will need:
- 3 cups of chopped fresh strawberries-
1/3 cup of sugar- 1/4 cup of water-
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

Heat oven to 180 C. Butter a 20cm square baking dish.

Put 2 cups of strawberries, cornstarch, sugar and water into a quart pan. Cook the strawberries over medium heat until they are soften and reduced to a sauce. Stir occasionally. This takes about 20 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 cup of strawberry into the sauce at the end. Let the sauce to cool to room temperature.

To make the cake, you will need:
- 110g all-purpose flour
- 115g of sugar
- 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt- 1 large egg
- 130g cup whole milk
- 115 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly-
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Mix all the ingredients with a food processor.

Pour half of the strawberry sauce into the bottom of the glass dish. Spoon the cake batter on top of the sauce. Pour the remaining strawberry sauce on top of the batter.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean after it is inserted into the cake.

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